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  • RamaJama
    Club Member
    • Jan 2019
    • 86
    • Prattville, Al

    Does anyone have a coffee maker they love?

    I’m looking for a good reliable coffee maker. this will be the third one I’ve bought in 4 years. First I had a cuisinart single cup maker and now I have a keurig that has developed a leak. I want to find something that is going to last a long time.
    Last edited by RamaJama; January 5, 2020, 10:26 AM.
  • daggio
    Club Member
    • Sep 2018
    • 11
    • Newington, CT

    I recently bought a Keuring K1500 from Staples. It's supposed to be commercial quality, just hope it lasts. So far, I like it.


    • phrogpilot73
      Club Member
      • Oct 2017
      • 133
      • Virginia Beach, VA
      • Outdoor Equipment
        • Myron Mixon Pitmaster Q3
          • Pellet Pro by Smoke Daddy Controller
        • Weber Original Kettle Premium Limited Edition
        • Masterbuilt two door propane smoker
        • A-Maze-N 6" Tube & 5x8
        • Char-Broil The Big Easy Tru Infrared
        • Margaritaville Tailgating Grill
        • iGrill 2 with ambient probe

        Indoor Equipment
        • Anova Precision Cooker
        • Instant Pot Duo 6 Qt
        • FreshRoast SR500 Coffee Roaster
        • T-Fal EZ-Clean Oil Filtration Fryer

        Favorite things to smoke
        • Pork Belly
        • Brisket
        • Babyback Ribs

        Favorite beverages
        • Cream Soda
        • Fruit Flavored Water
        • Horchata

      This is the one that I have: https://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-SS-...s%2C159&sr=8-6

      It's been discontinued, so you can only get refurb ones from Amazon. As Keurigs go, it's the most bulletproof one I've had. I was going through Keurigs at the rate of about 1 every 2 years. I've had this one for close to 5 years without so much as a hiccup.


      • RamaJama
        RamaJama commented
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        I had that model a few years ago. I actually really like it, but one day it decided it would no longer turn on.
    • RonB
      Club Member
      • Apr 2016
      • 12699
      • Near Richmond VA
      • Weber Performer Deluxe
        Pizza insert
        Smokenator 1000
        Cookshack Smokette Elite
        2 Thermapens
        lots of probes.

      I use and love an Aeropress:


      One added advantage is that it's small enough to carry with you on trips.
      Last edited by RonB; January 5, 2020, 09:45 AM.


      • RonB
        RonB commented
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        I should also mention that it makes great iced tea too.

      • Argoboy
        Argoboy commented
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        I have an Areopress as well and it works good. I only drink one cup a day as well.

      • Robermax
        Robermax commented
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        This is my favorite, too with electric kettle at 180-185 degrees.
    • ComfortablyNumb
      Club Member
      • May 2017
      • 3239
      • Northeast Washington
      • KBQ C-60
        Thermoworks Smoke
        Thermoworks Thermopop
        Thermoworks Dot

      I gave up on coffee makers years ago. I now use a stainless steel 'cowboy coffee' pot to heat the water and use a Melitta filter holder with the cheapest filters I can find at Costco or WM. After boiling the first pot, I add some water after making a cup and leave it on 'simmer' to keep it warm so I don't have to wait long to boil for the subsequent cups. Turn stove off when I will no longer be drinking coffee.


      • Troutman
        Troutman commented
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        That is old school. I can remember my old man making coffee that way. He came from the percolator school.

      • ComfortablyNumb
        ComfortablyNumb commented
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        Troutman So did mine. I remember my grandmother having a clear Pyrex coffee percolator which would fascinate me watching the air bubble form and then push up the stem. My 'cowboy coffee' pot came with a percolator, but I've never used it.

      • LA Pork Butt
        LA Pork Butt commented
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        I use that method whenever I just want one cup and my son use it exclusively
    • Old Glory
      Club Member
      • Feb 2018
      • 896
      • Northshore MA
      • Weber Summit Charcoal Grill
        XL BGE
        DCS Gasser
        Humphrey's Cabinet Smoker
        Weber Performer

        Slow & Sear
        Ceramic Grill Store Reducer Ring
        Woo Rig;
        Adjustable Rig
        BGE Pizza Stone
        Pit Bull Fan
        Griddle Store Griddle

      I have the Technivorm Moccamaster for a few years now and really like it. I also went through a bunch of others before this one.



      • pknj
        pknj commented
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        +1 on this. I travel over 150k to 200k miles a year all over the world and there is no coffee like I get at home from this little beauty. My one tip is grind your own beans right before using (they don’t have to be fancy, the After 8 beans my dad has used for 40 years do a good job) and you will be all set.

      • fttank
        fttank commented
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        I agree! I love mine.

      • ddevine
        ddevine commented
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        What they said! Have had one for at least 8 years but I am an occasional coffee drinker. I bought the smaller size unit.
    • jerrybell
      Charter Member
      • Aug 2014
      • 330

      I buy cheap coffee makers, ~ $35 and they last a couple years. Getting around 700 uses from something that cost $35 doesn't bother me.


      • DavidNorcross
        Club Member
        • Nov 2017
        • 1507
        • Virginia
        • Rec Tec RT-680
          Coleman RoadTrip LXX
          Javelin Pro Duo
          More Cast Iron than I care to admit

        I am a fan of Keurig.


        • johnec00
          Charter Member
          • Aug 2014
          • 573
          • Orlando, Florida
          • Equipment:
            '88 Vintage Fire Magic gasser with over 3000 cooks to its credit
            18 Inch Weber Kettle (Rescued from neighbor's trash)
            Rotisserie for 18 inch kettle
            Master Forge propane smoker
            Pit Barrel Cooker
            Smokey Joe with mini WSM mod
            Garcima paella burner
            Anova Sous Vide
            Slaiya Sous Vide (gift)
            2X Thermoworks cooking thermometer
            DIY 4 channel bluetooth thermometer
            LEM grinder, sausage stuffer and meat slicer (all gifts)

            Favorite Beer:
            Key West Wheat

          I've had this for ~10 years, still going strong. Brews a pot in 2-3 minutes.


          • panteracfh3
            Club Member
            • Jul 2018
            • 286
            • Tewksbury, MA
            • "Jump in the fire!" - Metallica

            The wife and I gifted ourselves the Ninja for Christmas. We love it.



            • Jim White
              Club Member
              • Sep 2019
              • 529
              • Gainesville, FL

              Like ComfortablyNumb and jerrybell, I prefer not to replace a $100-$200 coffee maker every couple of years. Instead, I invested in a good burr grinder made by Oxo and the cheapest Mr. Coffee machine. I don't even do the whole remove scale with vinegar thing and it seems like the current one is at least two years old and was about $15. Our coffee tastes great done this way and life is much simpler with only one button on the coffee maker.


              • dehook
                Club Member
                • Jan 2020
                • 3

                I use a Behmor Brazen Plus. Its a drip machine with extremely precise temperature control of the water. I have had mine about 4 years, no issues, other than it causes us to drink more coffee than we perhaps should.


                • DavidNorcross
                  DavidNorcross commented
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                  Not heard of this. Does it grind the beans too?
              • GrillinNC
                Club Member
                • Sep 2018
                • 25

                For one cup a day, consider a pourover filter. Paired with an electric hot pot it’s as easy any any coffee maker, and probably cheaper. Not precisely what I have, but here are examples:




                • ComfortablyNumb
                  ComfortablyNumb commented
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                  That's pretty much what I do, only I drink several cups per day. I just like having each cup fresh as opposed to a pot where it could be a few hours before you get to the last cup.
              • Spinaker
                • Nov 2014
                • 10597
                • Land of Tonka
                • John "J R"
                  Instagram: JRBowlsby
                  Smokin' Hound Que
                  Minnesota/ United States of America

                  Dexter (Beagle mix)
                  Kinnick (American Foxhound)

                  Big Green Egg (Large) X2
                  Blackstone 36" Outdoor Griddle 4-Burner

                  Broil King Keg
                  Karubeque C-60
                  Kamado Joe Jr. (Black)
                  Lodge L410 Hibachi
                  Pit Barrel Cooker
                  Pit Barrel Cooker 2.0
                  R&V Works FF2-R-ST 4-Gallon Fryer

                  Weber Spirit Gasser
                  FireBoard (Base Package)
                  Thermoworks ThermaPen (Red)
                  Thermoworks MK4 (Orange)

                  BBQ Dragon
                  Big Green Egg Plate Setter
                  Benzomatic TS4000 Torch X 2
                  Benzomatic TS800 High Temp Torch X 2

                  Bayou Classic 44 qt Stainless Stock Pot
                  Bayou Classic 35K BTU Burner

                  Digi Q DX2 (Medium Pit Viper Fan)
                  Dragon VT 2-23 C Torch
                  Eggspander Kit X2
                  Field Skillet No. 8,10,12

                  Finex Cat Iron Line
                  FireBoard Drive
                  Lots and Lots of Griswold Cast Iron
                  Grill Grates
                  Joule Water Circulator
                  KBQ Fire Grate

                  Kick Ash Basket (KAB) X4
                  Lots of Lodge Cast Iron
                  Husky 6 Drawer BBQ Equipment Cabinet
                  Large Vortex
                  Marlin 1894 .44 Magnum
                  Marquette Castings No. 13 (First Run)
                  Smithey No. 12
                  Smokeware Chimney Cap X 3
                  Stargazer No.10, 12
                  Tool Wizard BBQ Tongs
                  Univex Duro 10" Meat Slicer
                  FOGO Priemium Lump Charcoal
                  Kingsford Blue and White
                  Rockwood Lump Charcoal
                  Apple, Cherry & Oak Log splits for the C-60

                  Buck 119 Special
                  Dexter 12" Brisket Sword
                  Next Major Purchase
                  Lone Star Grillz 24 X 48 Offset

                I have the Breville Grind Control Coffee Maker. I love this machine. It grinds, and brews like a champ. It is built like a tank too. Best coffee maker I have ever owned by a mile. The the coffee pot is a like a huge Yeti, so it holds the heat very well and it keeps the coffee hot for a long time. I got this coffee maker from my Dad after his wife could not figure out how to use it. LOL, their loss is certainly my gain.


                • HouseHomey
                  HouseHomey commented
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                  Of course you do. 😃
              • radshop
                Charter Member
                • Mar 2015
                • 462
                • Orange County CA
                • Lone Star Grillz 20x36 offset
                  Weber 26" kettle
                  PK Classic
                  Weber Genesis gas grill
                  Lodge Sportsman Grill
                  Weber Smokey Joe Silver
                  Smoke Hollow 44 gas smoker
                  Cheapo Brinkmann charcoal smoker with DIY propane conversion

                As a coffee addict since my teen years, I've got my own preferences and routine that work for me, but your mileage may vary. I stopped using plugin coffee makers after a couple power outages left me with no way to make coffee. I use a plugin tea kettle for convenience but of course have many ways to boil water with natural gas, propane, charcoal, wood, buffalo chips, etc. Also, I found that overall these make better coffee (to my taste) than automatic drip or Keurig.

                Here's all my stuff - collected over a couple decades of trial and error - these are the keepers for me. Everything else I tried has gone to Salvation Army or the trash. Left to right.
                • Manual burr grinder
                • Hario electric burr grinder
                • Coffee pot for cowboy coffee or percolator insert - for a change of pace, campfire coffee, or when I need enough for more than 2 or 3 people. I don't use this often enough to get a lot of practice, so I get inconsistent results - sometimes it's great and other times weak, strong, or burnt.
                • French press - this was my daily go-to for years until I switched to pour-over as my main method. This stainless one is heavy, but it's also insulated and unbreakable (unlike the couple glass ones I went through).
                • Hamilton Beach electric teakettle in back - quick and easy way to boil (unless the power is out). Not shown is the whistling stovetop teakettle I used before I got this and still use on the side burner if I'm making coffee on the patio.
                • Aeropress - back when I did more camping and travel it was handy. I still use it occasionally when I want a single cup of coffee or for Teeccino (non-coffee substitute)
                • Hario pour-over - my go-to most mornings for the last 4 or 5 years
                • Bialetti espresso maker. This was a gift - I use it occasionally. It's good but I think pour-over is just as good and easier.


                • radshop
                  radshop commented
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                  After I posted, I realized it looks like I'm saying buffalo chips make better coffee. You decide how to take it - and if you brew buffalo chips, let me know how that turns out.

                • FireMan
                  FireMan commented
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                  Hey rad, we well know buffalo chips are the do all if cookin, Fire staters & fuel all in one.p, yup.



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